BA 255 : Project Management - Business Environments

Showcases the evolving interpretation of project management by providing practical information useful to project managers from all disciplines. Discussion topics will include: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource management, communication, risk, and procurement management. Project management is a broad term that can include many areas of a business.

Project Management has become an academic discipline, a management function, a way of thinking, and a language with its own jargon. Project managers have become the chameleons of companies. The position requires managers to have the ability to juggle “hard” and “soft” skills as they orchestrate projects in departmental communities. Furthermore, PM’s are being requested to interface with internal and external clients to manage change, conflict, and motivation for project acceptance. This course will blend theoretical concepts, industry tested instruction, and practical application to ready students for project management positions.

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Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

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Course Outcomes

  • Use the five stages of the project management process as supported by the PMP model
  • Implement the primary soft skills of Appreciative Inquiry, conflict management, and the Balanced Scorecard.
  • Showcase the basic mapping of a Project Charter, SOW, WBS, CP, and EVA
  • Apply the core elements of Project Management which include scope, quality, risk, and procurement management.

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